8th on-field official is not likely to be implemented soon in the NFL, if ever

Football Zebras has confirmed that for the fourth time in five years, the NFL will not experiment with an eighth on-field official position in the preseason. The NFL hasn't experimented with an eight-person crew since 2019. The NFL currently has seven on-field officials -- referee, umpire, down judge, line judge, field

NFL officials honor late colleague with patch on hats

NFL officials are honoring former colleague and officiating vice president Wayne Mackie with a commemorative "WM" patch, shown here at the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on the hat of Carl Cheffers. Mackie passed away suddenly in March at the age of 62. Al Riveron, former senior vice president of officiating,

Tunney and Seeman do not advance to 2023 Hall of Fame final vote

Jim Tunney and his family and friends, and the family and friends of the late Jerry Seeman barely had three weeks to enjoy their nomination to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Coach/Contributor committee voted for the finalists for the 2023 class for the

Jim Tunney and Jerry Seeman are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that 54 people are semifinalists for the 2023 Fall of Fame class. Former referee Jim Tunney and former referee and supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman made the list. Before a dedicated contributors committee was formed, several officials, including Tunney, have made it to

Officiating crew assignments for the 2022 USFL Championship Game

The USFL has played 10 weeks of regular-season games from a home base in Birmingham, Ala. After a 2-game playoff from Canton, Ohio, last week, the fourth USFL championship (and first in 37 years) kicks off between the Philadelphia Stars and Birmingham Stallions on Sunday. The game will be played

Officiating crews for the 2022 season

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2022 NFL season. This season, there are 10 new officials to replace 10 that retired. There are also 2 veterans designated as swing officials, who will move between crews through the season. There will be a swing umpire and a